至善前行–張毅說明文

文/策展人 楊惠姍 虔十

1987年,當琉璃工房成為我們志業的時候,張毅給琉璃工房的社會使命是:永遠創作有益人心的作品。他希望藉由一件件琉璃作品去承載傳遞傳統文化裡的倫理價值,因此,工房的作品永遠都會附帶一張他親自寫的說明文。

當那一張一張的說明文,展現成一萬多張在我面前的時候,我不禁淚如雨下……33年來,一萬多個日子,張毅從未停歇的一字一字寫下每件作品的思想與情感,即使後來躺在病榻上,手腫體乏之際,他仍提著重如千斤的筆,一筆筆寫著新作品的說明文。那是要用多大的堅定的信念,才能有那麼強大精彩的積累。

回想張毅在撰寫說明文時,每次為了完成這些一篇篇灌注著不一樣情感與故事的小短文,只見他或皺眉,或習慣性的咬著無名指苦思……一定要找到那最完美的詮釋。在那看似強悍的外表下,其實包藏的是一個多麼柔情細膩,體貼又浪漫的心呀!

我想這一萬多張他親自所寫的說明文,以及數不清的文章手稿,應該也是最能呈現他一生在文化上了不起的貢獻了!

張毅在民國七十三年出版的《台北兄弟》短篇小說的自序裡提到:「那種偉大無比的文字力量,我們可以當之無愧地堂而皇之地稱它「歷史」、「文化」……或者種種諸如此類美好,壯大,而又實在不知其所在的名稱。」當浮游走過文學與電影的疑惑與摸索後,張毅更加理解:透過琉璃的媒介,他找到了更大格局實現歷史與文化的傳承。

張毅說,「相信就會看得到」,是的,因為相信,我們已經看到那些美好,壯大。

因為張毅的文字力量,琉璃藝術創作,有了文化與尊嚴。

也是將來,我們這個世代的「歷史」與「文化」。

這次張毅的作品展,大家可以看到他的四大系列琉璃創作,包括《太湖石》、《自在》、《焰火禪心》及《一抹紅》系列,其中很多作品都曾在全世界不同博物館展出,這是首次在臺灣完整呈現。其中《焰火禪心》榮獲巴黎裝飾藝術博物館典藏。

現場還可以看到許多張毅之前的工作文件、電影手稿、書法,海報,動畫等等,希望能藉這次的展出,讓大家更貼近的了解張毅一生的創作理念與貢獻。

Chang Yi

by Loretta H. Yang / Curator

Words were his thing.

Now it is my turn to write – I must admit, I did not know where to begin. So I took his oft given advice: spare no effort. 

In 1987, after turning our attention to liuli full-time, Chang Yi introduced the LIULIGONGFANG philosophy: To Continuously create art for the good of the heart. In LIULI he discovered an even broader means to carry the message of history and culture. It was his hope for each LIULI design we made to fully convey the ethical value of our cultural heritage. Thus every one of our designs is accompanied by an original poem of his creation that carries the hope of benefitting the human heart and soul.

And now, coming face to face with these LIULI poems, roughly 10,000 of them, I feel overcome with emotion. For the last thirty-three years, Chang Yi transferred his thoughts and emotions to these poems. Even toward the end, with great effort, he would raise his pen to poetry. It takes great determination and faith to accumulate such a compelling body of work.

Chang Yi often said, “Believe and you shall see”. Indeed. Because we believed, we have witnessed incredible beauty and magnificence. And we will continue to believe as his efforts have forever tied LIULI to our culture and heritage.

For that, thank you.

You will continue to inspire us to aim for the highest good.


 

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